One year on & we have decided to do it again. A 2006 version.
Last years "Fun & Exciting Caching Activity" saw many Caches, of high standard produced, which were loads of fun to find & do, & a credit to all those who created them. The Event was also very well attended, and so we have decided to do it all over again.
This event will start at 12 noon, at “Jells Park", (enter directly off Fern Tree Gully Rd) a popular outdoor venue (shelter available), with BBQ facilities, tables/chairs, playground, & a pleasant environment, for the adults & junior cachers. There will be games for all the caching families & individuals; ie; 3 legged races, Sack races, Egg & spoon races, etc. for Kids and Adults, with caching prizes.
There are two reasons for this caching event:
1) To come along & enjoy each others company; and
2) So we can all judge the preceding “Fun & Exciting caching Activity”
So What is the “Fun & Exciting caching Activity” ???
Each team creates a cache designed to be a fun experience for all, especially those who are 12 years of age or younger. Larger caches, themed caches, games, contraptions, or equipment that must be used to obtain the final cache, or perhaps fun places at GZ, great swaps, or Any other idea’s you may come up with. All of the “Fun & Exciting caching Activity” submissions are to be made available for release on September 30th 2006, then over a 4 week period, we all go & find as many of them as we can. There is no requirement to find every cache. This “Fun & Exciting caching Activity” is NOT just for kids. The emphasis is on creating a fun, laughter, & excitement filled caching experience.
Each participating team will receive a voting card. At the event, votes will be opened (Brownlow style), & we will present a plaque/trophy for the team which hides the cache proving by popular vote to be “The Most Fun Caching experience” of the “Activity”. Second & third prizes are also up for grabs, and for those who have kids: Every child participating in the event will be formally presented with a “Certificate of Participation”.
In order to participate in this “Fun & Exciting caching Activity”, each participant must:
A) Hide a cache consistent with the guidelines below, & in such a way so as to make it fun or exciting for all, especially those who are 12 years of age or younger. –(This does not mean that they cannot be found & enjoyed by older cachers, in fact quite the contrary. We all enjoy hiding and finding a cache, which is perhaps a little different).
B) Each participating team, needs to find 4 or more of the caches submitted.
Here are the guidelines:
1. The difficulty rating should be 2 or less.
2. The terrain rating should be 2 or less.
3. The size of the cache container must be TWO Litres or more.
4. Up to 3 waypoints/required locations (including start, middle, & final).
5. Maximum 500metres (ish) from the nearest asphalt road.
6. Maximum 500metres (ish) total traveling from starting waypoint to final waypoint.
No other rules, just have fun caching.
Participants may enter as many caches as they like. The names of each cache should be sent to Team Chookies ASAP, & will be listed below. Then on the morning of 30th September 2006 (the first day of the 4 week activity) those "Participating Caches" will be turned into a URL Link, so we all know which ones to hunt prior to the Event Night.
Priority: Having light hearted non competitive fun, social activity, & using our imagination, whilst remembering to cater for the youngsters also. So get the thinking caps on, let the imaginations fly, & once again, lets get into a bit of fun !!!!!
The following entries have been received thus far:
Stamps by Chookies
The Amazing Cache by Rallywrxwagon
How Long? by ppras
Little Miss Muggles’ Yabby Hunt by Little Miss Muggle and Dicko
Eats Roots and Leaves by Solomonfamily
Dog Gone It by Solomonfamily
Master of Disguise by BackPAQer
The Lolly Cache by Chefs on the Run
Musical mystery by the farmers 5
Ye Scurvy Land Lubber... by pandpp
Train Whistle Blowing by Pickupfamily
Knick Knack Rhyme Time by GabGab
Ready Please Mr Music by Mr Coffee & the Coffe Clan
UYHH#7 Hands On Hydro with Farmer Dee by Geof
Captain McAllister's Treasure Box by Spruce Mooses
Simon by Muzza
PLEASE NOTE: There are a few late entries which will be added to the participating caches list, in the next few days -as soon as they are finalized! Please check this page in a few days, to update your list of participating caches.
Note:To obtain your Voting Cardsclick here
Happy Treasure Hunting.